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Senior National Electrical Engineer

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About DABS

The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GoIRA), through its 2006 Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS) set out ambitious three to five year goals for increasing access to electricity. The aim was for electricity supply to reach at least 65 percent of households and 90 percent of non-residential establishments in major urban areas and at least 25 percent of households in rural areas. This would have represented a considerable increase over the rate of electrification – which had last been reliably estimated at six percent nationwide in 2003. More recent estimates suggest that some 25-30 percent of households have access to grid electricity. There appears to be no reliable estimate for the number of people with access to off-grid electricity although there is some 134MW of small hydro, diesel generators and solar power installed.
In 2002, when the new government came into being, donors started to finance rehabilitation and construction of the power system, partly to ensure essential services could be provided and partly because it was one of the things most frequently demanded by people to improve their lives. The North East Power System (NEPS) which serves several of the Northern provinces as well as Kabul has seen significant growth. Most notable are the interconnection with the Uzbekistan power system which allows the import of 150MW and enables provision of 24 hour power to parts of Kabul, and a connection with Tajikistan which allows the import of a further 300MW during the summer time when there is surplus hydropower capacity. Other parts of the country also benefit from imported power, including in the North West and west, which are supplied from the grids of Turkmenistan and Iran. Afghanistan’s current heavy dependence on imports, at about 80 percent of its electricity needs in 2012, is likely to continue to do so for some time.
Responsibility for management and operation of the electricity system rests with Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), the national electricity utility. Until 2009, DABS was a department of the Ministry of Energy and Water. DABS’s corporatization has been accompanied by a strong program of commercialization supported in the early years by the World Bank and USAID.

Job Summary

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Dabs Planning and capacity support project (DPCSP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for hiring of a Senior National electrical engineer.
The engagement of the Senior National Electrical Engineer is to assist DABS in training of planning staff in carrying out the design of transmission lines and other electrical works.

Job Details

Date Posted: 03 Apr 2018 Reference: VA-DABS-HQs/97-0011
Closing Date: 18 Apr 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Electrical Engineering Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per NTA Salary Scale Policy
Contract Type: Consultant Years of Experience: 7 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 01 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

The scope of service for senior national electrical engineer, she/ he will provide on the job training to DABS engineers on the followings:
1. Preparation oftechnical specifications and calculation of transmission lines.
2. Designing of transmission lines and cost estimations.
3. Classification of foundation for different type of towers and castings of foundation.
4. Use of Pls-Cadd software’s for (structure spotting) and towers (structural analysis)
5. Review and check of all structural drawings, shop drawings & Bill of Materials of all type of transmission line towers and its extensions, river crossing towers.
6. Monitor and check of the tower earthing , fixing of insulator strings, stringing of conductors, earth wire, OPGW along with all necessary line accessories,
7.
8. Testing and commissioning of the erected transmission lines.
9. Maintaining of safe and healthy work environment by establishing, following, and enforcing standards and procedures; compliance with codes and legal regulations.
10. Review of test requirements and assist in electrical equipment checkout and startup.
11. Review of the project engineering drawings .
12. Support to accomplishment of End User requirements for operability, maintainability, compatibility and reliability with existing facilities in installation of new facilities.
13. Reviewing all electrical Equipments of transmission line
Deliverables and millstones:
1. Internal monthly training reports to project manager and project director.
2. Handover report after completion of contract to project manager and project director.

Skills

Proficient in PC based applications such as Word, Excel and Power Points Outlook and electrical softwares such us Auto-cade and Pls-Cadd software etc.

Qualifications

The Senior National electrical is desired to fulfill the following requirements:
• At least Bachelor’s degree, in electrical engineering.
• Must have seven years’ experience in design, calculation of transmission line and planning.
• Work experience with International donors such as World Bank, USAID, and ADB is preferred.
• Sound organizational skills and ability to prioritize and deliver assignments in a timely manner often under severe time pressures;
• Experience in electrification projects.
• Experience in preparing scope of supply and employer's requirements is preferred.
• Excellent English language skills are required.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul

Education:

Bachelors Degree, Electrical Engineering

Submission Guideline

Dear Applicant,
It is your responsibility to verify that information entered in your Resume / CV that are uploaded are received and are accurate. Documents must be uploaded as the correct document type Word Format) or they will not be considered. Example: Resume must be submitted as a Resume. Recruitment Team will not modify, change or contact you regarding the completeness or accuracy of your application. If a document is not legible, you will not be able to attend the interview and you must again upload it by the close date.
NOTE: DO NOT upload performance appraisals, letters of recommendations, miscellaneous certificates, training plans or position descriptions. These documents will not be used qualify you.
Resume / CV: A Resume / CV in English is required. It must contain your full legal name, address, phone number, a detailed description of your law enforcement duties and the dates you performed those duties (DD/MM/YY). Upload as 'Resume' / ‘CV’

Submission Email

hr@dabs.af

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